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Explore Jordan / 9 Days

Amman . Jarash . Petra . Wadi Rum . Aqaba 

Daily Guaranteed departure / All the year round

DAY 01


Depart USA .meals,drinks and in-flight entertainment .

DAY 02


Arrive Amman Global Gate Vacations meets you on your arrival in Amman and transfers you to your hotel .the remainder of your day is at leisure to discover the amazing contrasts of ancient and modern Amman .

DAY 03


After breakfast , drive to Jordan valley resonant with historic and religious heritage via Salt , the former capital of Jordan. Visit Pella rich with ruins from Hellenistic Roman and Bizantine Times. Continue to Um Qeis , the ancient greco-roman city of Gadara ,with its panoramic view overlooking the lake of Tiberias , the jordan valley and Golan Hights.Drive back to Amman via Irbid for dinner and overnight

DAY 04


After breakfast , full day tour to the desert (Castles) built by the Oumayyad Caliphs of Damascus in the 8th century A.D. as hunting lodges.Wildly varied in \architectural style: Qasr Al - Kharraneh , Qasr Amra and Qasr Al-Azraq .Continue to the dead sea / the lowest spot on earth .Time for bathing and relaxing . Dinner and overnight in Amman

DAY 05


After breakfast, full day tour through Amman the ancient and modern capital of Jordan , originnally built on seven hills and from the top of the citadel , one of the highest hills , you can have a splendid view of the old city .Visit the citadel , roman theater , archeological , folklore museums , king Abdullah mosque. Drive north of Amman to visit Jarash , the most beautiful and preserved roman city in existence .Dinner and overnight

DAY 06


After breakfast , full day visit through King's highway , the ancient Silk road ; stop in Madaba , home of the modt famous Byzantine Mosaics and most of all the 6th century map of the holy places in the biblical world.Continue to Mount Nebo , with its spectacular view of the Holy Land .Then to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle from the 12th century.Proceed to Petra for dinner and overnight

DAY 07


After breakfast , full day sightseeing of the unique (rose-red) city of Petra , half as old as time , built by the Arab Nabateans who hewed their monumental tombs , palaces , temples and treasury from the desert rock's sandstone in its natural hues of rose and bold. Dinner and overnight in Petra

DAY 08


After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum the valley of the moon , with a visit by bedouin jeeps for 02 hours .Continue to Aqaba for break at the Red Sea.P.M. drive via Wadi Araba and Dead Sea coast to Amman for dinner and overnight

DAY 09


After breakfast , free time at leisure , transfer to Amman airport for your homebound flight from Amman arrives the same day 


Scheduled transatlantic flight  (round trip ticket NYC/Amman/NYC)(air&land prices)

Accommodation as per itinerary

All transfers (air&land prices)

Luxury touring cars (coaches) in case of a group (more than 10 passengers) 

Sightseeing as per itinerary

Professional tour directors escort you


Airport taxes and September 11th security fees

Optional tours

Tips to guide and driver

For supplements from other US gateways (please refer to our reservation department)


Superior 3 stars : Amman Liwan hotel , Petra Amra palace

Moderate 4stars : Amman Arena space , Petra crown plaza guesthouse

First class4/5 stars: Amman Amman international , Petra Crowne Plaza resort

First class 5 stars: Amman Crowne Plaza , Petra Crowne Plaza  





land only air & land

FEB 18

MAR 25

1075 2075

APR 01

JUN 03

1145 2145

JUN 10

SEP 23

1175 2375

SEP 30

DEC 02

1095 2095

DEC 09

DEC 16

1075 2075

DEC 23

DEC 30

1275 2275


JAN 06

FEB 24

1175 2175






land only air & land

FEB 18

MAR 25

1275 2275

APR 01

JUN 03

1345 2345

JUN 10

SEP 23

1375 2575

SEP 30

DEC 02

1395 2395

DEC 09

DEC 16

1375 2375

DEC 23

DEC 30

1545 2545


JAN 06

FEB 24

1195 2295






land only air & land

FEB 18

MAR 25



APR 01

JUN 03



JUN 10

SEP 23



SEP 30

DEC 02



DEC 09

DEC 16



DEC 23

DEC 30




JAN 06

FEB 24



AMMAN : Le Meridien Amman                   PETRA : CROWNE PLAZA

Extension in Aqaba

DAY 08


After breakfast , drive to Wadi Rum the valley of the moon , with a visit by Bedouin jeeps for 02 hours . Continue to Aqaba . Free afternoon . Overnight in Aqaba

DAY 09


 After breakfast , free day at leisure to enjoy the Red Sea treasuries with a possibility for diving at the magnificent coral sunny beaches of Aqaba

DAY 10


After breakfast , free day at leisure

DAY 11


After breakfast , free day at leisure

DAY 12


After breakfast , free morning .Beginning of the afternoon departure to Amman .Dinner and overnight in Amman

DAY 13


After breakfast . transfer by Global Gate Vacations to Amman airport for your homebound flight arrives the same day 




Aquamarina    3* Superior

275 $

Golden Tulip   4* Moderate

375 $

Radisson Sas 4* First Class

445 $

Movenpick      5* Deluxe

545 $

The above prices include :

04 Nights Accommodation in Aqaba in hotel category of your choice or similar

Private transfer from hotel in Aqaba to hotel in Amman

Final transfer from hotel in Amman to Amman airport














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Petra (from the Greek, meaning 'rock') lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi 'Araba in Jordan about 80 kilometers south of the Dead Sea. It came into prominence in the late first century BCE (BC) through the success of the spice trade. The city was the principal city of ancient Nabataea and was famous above all for two things: its trade and its hydraulic engineering systems. It was locally autonomous until the reign of Trajan, but it flourished under Roman rule. The town grew up around its Colonnaded Street in the first century CE (AD) and by the mid-first century had witnessed rapid urbanization. Following the flow of the Wadi Musa, the city-center was laid out on either sides of the Colonnaded Street on an elongated plan between the theater in the east and the Qasr al-Bint in the west. The quarries were probably opened in this period, and there followed virtually continuous building through the first and second centuries CE.

According to tradition, in ca. 1200 BCE, the Petra area (but not necessarily the site itself) was populated by Edomites and the area was known as Edom ("red"). Before the Israelite incursions, the Edomites controlled the trade routes from Arabia in the south to Damascus in the north. Little is known about the Edomites at Petra itself, but as a people they were known for their wisdom, their writing, their textile industry, the excellence and fineness of their ceramics, and their skilled metal working.

The next chapter of history belongs to the Persian period, and it is posited that during this time the Nabataeans migrated into Edom, forcing the Edomites to move into southern Palestine. But little is known about Petra proper until about 312 BC by which time the Nabataeans, one of many Arab tribes, occupied it and made it the capital of their kingdom. At this time, during the Hellenistic rule of the Seleucids, and later, the Ptolemies, the whole area flourished with increased trade and the establishment of new towns such as Philadelphia (Rabbath 'Ammon, modern Amman) and Gerasa (modern Jerash). Infighting between the Seleucids and Ptolemies allowed the Nabataeans to gain control over the caravan routes between Arabia and Syria. Although there were struggles between the Jewish Maccabeans and the Seleucid overlords, Nabataean trade continued.

With Nabataean rule, Petra became the center for a spice trade that extended from Arabia to Aqaba and Petra, and onward either to Gaza in the northwest, or to the north through Amman to Bostra, Damascus, and finally on to Palmyra and the Syrian Desert. Nabataean Classical monuments reflect the international character of the Nabataean economy through their combination of native tradition and the classical spirit.

But among the most remarkable of all Nabataean achievements is the hydraulic engineering systems they developed including water conservation systems and the dams that were constructed to divert the rush of swollen winter waters that create flash floods.



The usual tours take you past "Lawrence's Spring", the great red sand dunes in Wadi Um Ishrin, to Jebel Khazali to see the Canyon and the rock drawings there. Note that the "Lawrence's Spring" that is shown in the tour is at Abu Aina; this is where the water from the spring actually comes out into the desert. If you want to see the spring exactly as described in "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" you need to take the path behind the Resthouse which climbs to Wadi Shelaala. On the credit side, you don't need a guide for this, just a couple of hours of your time, and Shelaala is very attractive and cool, even in the heat of summer. Take along a plastic goblet to taste the water that comes down from above (not the water below in which people often follow Lawrence's example of bathing).



Amman, the capital of Jordan, is one of the best-preserved Roman cities. With intact Roman structures and modern life combined in one city, it is easy to get the best of both worlds. You can visit the famous Roman Amphitheater, Citadel, the Temple of Hercules or simply stroll among the fantastic restaurants and markets of the city. And with the astounding red city of Petra close by, you can embark on a day tour of this magnificent site.